South West WA
|Date||WA 22||WA 21||WA 5YA|
Notes:Change in price is the change since the last report. Hay quoted is sourced and delivered locally, GST exclusive unless stated otherwise. It should be noted that local prices quoted may not be the cheapest available, sourcing it from another region may be more affordable, and buyers are encouraged to evaluate all options. Prices are indicative to a mid-range shedded product, and based on the best indication of market value at the time of reporting. It should be noted there is a wide variation in quality of hay, prices for a mid-range product will not reflect the weighted average of trade. Prices will naturally vary based on the product quantity and quality, buyer/seller relationship and the size of the trade.
The hay report has been commissioned by Dairy Australia to provide an independent and timely assessment of hay markets in each dairy region. This report is created using data provided by the Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA). It should be remembered that actual prices may vary for quality or other reasons. Whilst all reasonable steps have been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this report, Dairy Australia disclaims all liability to the fullest extent permitted by Australian law for any inadvertent errors and for any losses or damages stemming from reliance upon its content. Dairy Australia recommends all persons seek independent advice and, where appropriate, advice from a qualified advisor before making any decisions about changes to business strategy.
- Over the past week, there was varied rainfall of between 5-20mm of rain across much of the region.
- Increasing fuel and input prices and ongoing labour shortages remain of serious concern. The shortage of labour is particularly impacting farm management decisions and transport providers are struggling to source or retain staff which has led to delays in deliveries.
- International grain prices and poor cropping seasons in competing grain production countries have encouraged many farmers to focus on grain rather than opportunistic hay production. A shortage of general hay supplies is predicted over the coming year.
- Monitoring for mice activity remains a recommendation https://grdc.com.au/resources-and-publications/resources/mouse-management.
- Hay is being fed out, so demand is steadily increasing, and reasonable sales are expected.
- With the shortage of good quality pasture hay, prices are remaining strong. Cheaper prices for older, lower quality/paddock clean up hay as growers try to move it off farm.
- No changes to prices this week.
- Cereal hay: +/-0 ($200 to $250/t). Price remains steady.
- Lucerne hay: +/-0 ($450 to $490/t). Small bales selling reasonably well. Price remains steady.
- Straw: +/-0 ($100 to $120/t). Price remains steady.
- Pasture hay: +/-0 ($160 to $180/t). Price remains steady for good quality varietal pasture hay.
- Please note: Unless stated otherwise, prices are per tonne, sourced and delivered locally. The price range indicated is for feeds of varying quality with the price range generally indicative of quality of feed. We recommend feed testing and viewing of fodder before purchase to be sure of the quality of feed.